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This Tablet was erected in the Central Hall of 

Banff Academy by Sx-Bailie Wm. Robertson, 

Highfield, Banff, Interim-Chairman of Banff 

School Board, and was unveiled on 

9th September 1920. 



ROLL OF HONOUR OF FORMER 
PUPILS OF BANFF ACADEMY 
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT 
WAR 1914-18 . 



Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead ! 
There's none of these so lonely and poor of old, 
But dying, has made us rarer gifts than gold. 
These laid the world away ; poured out the red 
Sweet wine of youth ; gave up the years to be 
Of work and joy and that unhoped serene 
That men call age ; and those who would have been 
Their sons, they gave, their immortality." 

Rupert Brooke. 



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THE SUPREME SACRIFICE 

BY JOHN S. ARKWRIGHT. 

O valiant Hearts, who to your glory came, 
Through dust of conflict, and thro' battle-flame ; 
Tranquil you lie, your knightly virtue proved, 
Your memory hallowed in the Land you loved. 

Proudly you gathered, rank on rank, to war, 
As who had heard God's message from afar, 
All you had hoped for, all you had you gave 
To save mankind — yourselves you scorned to save. 

Splendid you passed, the great surrender made, 
Into the light that nevermore shall fade : 
Deep your contentment in that blest abode, 
Who wait the last clear trumpet-call of God. 

Long years ago, as earth lay dark and still, 
Rose a loud cry upon a lonely hill, 
While in the frailty of our human clay 
Christ, our Redeemer, passed the self-same way. 

Still stands His Cross from that dread hour to this, 
Like some bright star above the dark abyss ; 
Still, through the veil, the Victor's pitying eyes 
Look down to bless our lesser Calvaries. 

These were His servants, in His steps they trod, 
Following through death the martyr'd Son of God ; 
Victor He rose; victorious, too, shall rise 
They who have drunk His cup of sacrifice. 

O risen Lord, O Shepherd of our Dead, 
Whose Cross has bought them and Whose Staff has led- 
In glorious hope their proud and sorrowing Land 
Commits her children to Thy gracious hand. 

Amen. 



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BANFF ACADEMY 
ROLL OF HONOUR. 

GREAT WAR— 1914-1919. 



JAMES WILSON— 25 Gallowhill Street, Banff 

2nd Gordon Highlanders 
Killed in Action — 31st October IQ14 

JAMES W. FORBES— High Street, Banff 

Gordon Highlanders 
Died of Wounds — 14th November 1914 

JOHN G. P. GAULD— Lintfteld, Banff 

3rd Gordon Highlanders 
Killed in Action — 14th December IQ14 

ROBERT WRIGHT— High Street, Banff 

6th Gordon Highlanders 
Died of Wounds — 4th January iqi$ 

WILLIAM A. TROUP— 7 Boyndie Street West, Banff 

6th Gordon Highlanders 
Died in Hospital — 2~th January IQ15 

WILLIAM WOOD— 69 St Catherine Street, Banff 

H.M. Transport Service 
Vrozvned — 15th January igi$ 

WILLIAM DUSTAN— 8 Fife Street, Banff 

6th Gordon Highlanders 
Killed in Action — 13th March IQ15 



FRANK OGG— 8 Duncan Street, Banff 

6th Gordon Highlanders 
Killed in Action — 13th March 1915 

WILLIAM C. BREMNER— High Shore, Banff 

6th Gordon Highlanders 
Killed in Action — 13th March 191 5 

CHARLES TOCHER— High Street, Banff 

6th Gordon Highlanders 
Killed in Action — 13th March 191 5 

JAMES M'GREGOR— 43 Fife Street, Banff 

6th Gordon Highlanders 
Killed in Action — 13th March 191 5 

CHARLES DUNCAN— 9 Duncan Street, Banff 

6th Gordon Highlanders 
Killed in Action — 13th March 1915 

ALEXANDER R. NICOL— Bieldside 

2nd Gordon Highlanders 
Killed in Action — 13th March 191 5 

GEORGE CORMACK— 21 Clunie Street, Banff 

6th Gordon Highlanders 
Killed in Action — 13th March 1915 

GORDON HUTCHEON— Dounepark, Banff 

6th Gordon Highlanders 
Died of Wounds — 18th March 1915 

JOHN MAIR— 67 St Catherine Street, Banff 

2nd Gordon Highlanders 
Died of Wounds — 16th May 1915 

WM. A. S. HOFFMAN— St Brandon's, Banff 

2 3RD County of London Battalion 
Killed in Action — May 1915 



ALEXANDER ASHER— 67 Castle Street, Banff 

Cth Gordon Highlanders 
Killed in Action — June 1Q15 

THOMAS STUART— Deveronview, Banff 

Royal Naval Brigade 
Killed — June IQ15 

LESLIE CHALMERS— Gallowhill Street, Banff 

ist K.O.S.B. 

Killed — 18th June IQ15 

CHARLES DUNCAN— 21 Old Market Place, Banff 

Royal Naval Division 

Reported Missing (assumed Killed) — 15th July IQ15 

JACK GRAHAM— South Colleonard, Banff 

Wellington Infantry Battalion 

Killed in Action — 8th August IQ15 

GEORGE ROSS— Lodgehills, Boyndie 

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 
Killed — 14th September IQ15 

IAN CHARLES M'PHERSON— Strondhu, Banff 

2nd Lieut., 2nd Gordon Highlanders 
Killed in Action — 2$ih September TQ15 

ALEXANDER OGG— Duncan Street, Banff 

2nd Gordon Highlanders 
Killed in Action — 25th September iqi$ 

EDWARD TOCHER— High Street, Banff 

6th Gordon Highlanders 

Killed in Action — 25th September IQ15 

JAMES M. STUART— Macduff 

6th Gordon Highlanders 
Killed in Action — 25th September IQ15 



RANALD C. MUNRO— 11 Low Street, Banff 

4Th Cameron Highlanders 
Killed in Action — 27th September IQ15 

JOHN HADDEN— 33 Fife Street, Banff 

ist Scots Guards 
Killed in Action — 28th September 1Q15 

ALEXANDER GAULT— 37 St Catherine Street, Banff 

6th Gordon Highlanders 
Killed — 5th September IQ15 

ALEXANDER FINDLATER— Cluny 

4TH Gordon Highlanders 

Killed in Action — 25th September 1Q15 

JOHN PATERSON— Masonic Lodge Close, Banff 

ioth Gordon Highlanders 
Killed in Action — 25th September IQ15 

JAMES MURRAY— 67 Castle Street, Banff 

iith Royal Scots 
Died of Wounds — 5th October IQ15 

BRUCE GREGOR— Boyndie Street West, Banff 

Royal Field Artillery 
Died of Wounds — 27th October 7915 

JAMES CORMACK— 21 Clunie Street, Banff 

Mine Sweeper 
Drowned — 24th November 1Q15 

CHARLES G. DONALDSON— 10 Victoria Place, Banff 

H.M. Transport 

Died in Hospital — 1st November 1Q15 

ALEXANDER SLORACH— Braeheads, Banff 

4th Gordon Highlanders 
Killed — 26th December igis 



CHARLES T. M'WILLIAM— Foveran Manse 

Lieut., T>th Gordon Highlanders 
Killed— 18th March igi6 

ERNEST ROGERSON— Trinity Manse, Banff 

Cameron Highlanders 
Died in Hospital — 13th March igi6 

RONALD M. BENTON— Bournemouth 

Second Lieut., 53RD Sikhs 
Killed — jth June igi6 

JOHN RUNCIE— Fife Street, Banff 

6th Gordon Highlanders 
Killed — 1st July igi6 

ROBERT ORD— 18 Boyndie Street, Banff 

15TH Cheshire Regiment 
Killed — iyth July igi6 

JOHN A. KENNEDY— Lhanbryd 

Captain, 6th Seaforth Highlanders 
Died of Wounds — 6th August igi6 

WILLIAM SPENCE— Gallowhill Street, Banff 

Cameron Highlanders 
Killed — ijth August igi6 

JACK ROSS— Carmelite Street, Banff 

Hampshire Regiment 
Killed — 3rd September igi6 

GEORGE GAULT— St Catherine Street, Banff 

Gordon Highlanders 
Died of Wounds — 8th September igi6 

WILLIAM HADDEN— Fife Street, Banff 
Highland Light Infantry 

Killed — gth September igi6 



ALEXANDER CAMPBELL— Low Street, Banff 

iith Canadian Scottish 
Killed — ioth September 1916 

ALEXANDER ANGUS— Carmelite Street, Banff 

Canadian Scottish 
Died of Wounds — nth September 1916 

OTTO PATERSON— 16 St Catherine Street, Banff 

Mine Sweeper 
Browned — 13th September 1016 

ALEXANDER RAFFAN— Gaveny Brae, Banff 

6th Gordon Highlanders 
Killed — 15th September 1916 

WILLIAM FORDYCE— Victoria Place, Banff 

20TH London Regiment 
Missing (presumed Killed) — nth September 1916 

ALEXANDER KILOH— Fife Street, Banff 

Canadian Contingent 
Killed — 26th September 19 16 

WILLIAM JOSS— 62 Castle Street, Banff 

Canadian Contingent 
Missing — 8th October 19^6 

ALEXANDER JOSS— 62 Castle Street, Banff 

Canadian Camerons 
Killed — 8th October 1916 

WILLIAM G. DONALD— 94 Castle Street, Banff 

Gordon Highlanders 
Killed — 13th November 1916 

ROBERT INGLIS— Duncan Street, Banff 

Gordon Highlanders 

Killed — 13th November 1916 



JAMES LYALL— Macduff 

2nd Lieut., Gordon Highlanders 
Died of Wounds — 14th November igi6 

GARDEN H. MACKINTOSH— High Street, Banff 

6th Gordon Highlanders 
Died of Wounds — 14th November igi6 

JOHN GEORGE MUNRO— Crask of Aigas, Beauly 

6th Gordon Highlanders 
Killed in Action — 10th November igi6 

ALEXANDER HENRY— 13 Clunie Street, Banff 

6th Gordon Highlanders 
Died in Hospital — 28th November igid 

FRASER INGRAM— Banff 

Canadian Contingent 
Died in Hospital — 21st January igi-j 

JAMES CRAWFORD— 23 Carmelite Street, Banff 

K.O.S.B. 

Killed — 28th January igiy 

ALEXANDER W. STEPHEN— 18 Seafield Street, Banff 

Royal Naval Reserve T 
Lost at Sea — 24th February igij 

ANDREW FORBES— 53 High Street, Banff 

ist Gordon Highlanders 
Killed in Action — 2nd February igij 

GEORGE WOOD— Scotstown, Banff 

Royal Naval Reserve T 
Lost at Sea — 2nd February igiy 

IAN F. C. BADENOCH— Sentosa, Banff 

2nd Lieut., Royal Fusiliers 
Died of Wounds — igth March igiy 



JAMES A. ALEXANDER— Chattanville, Banff 

H.M. Transport 
Lost at Sea — 22nd March 1917 

GEORGE DUNCAN— 24 Old Market Place, Banff 

Gordon Highlanders 

Killed in Action — 2nd April igiy 

RALPH L. MANN— Broadcroft, Banff 

Australian Imperial Forces 
Died of Wounds — 2nd April igij 

GEORGE REID— Bryvard, Banff 

2nd Lieut., Gordon Highlanders 
Killed in Action — gth April igiy 

ALEXANDER STEWART— Wright's Close, Banff 

6th Gordon Highlanders 
Killed in Action — gth April igij 

WILLIAM WATT— Deveronside, Banff 

Gordon Highlanders 

Killed in Action — gth April igij 

ROBERT THOM— Heads of Yards, Banff 

Seaforth Highlanders 
Died of Wounds — April igiy 

ALBERT G. BOW— Skene House, Macduff 

Gordon Highlanders 
Killed in Action — gth April igiy 

CHARLES GEDDIE— 3 Braeheads, Banff 

York and Lancashire Battalion 
Missing (presumed Killed) — gth April igiy 



JOHN CRAWFORD— 23 Carmelite Street, Banff 

ist Gordon Highlanders 
Killed in Action — gth April igiy 

JAMES P. THORBURN— Boyndie Street, Banff 

South Wales Borderers 
Died of Wounds — yth May igij 

EDWIN A. KENNEDY— Stuart Street, Banff 

2nd Lieut., Seaforth Highlanders 
Killed — 13th May 1977 

THOMAS C. HOSIE— Braeheads, Banff 

Royal Garrison Artillery 
Killed in Action — 27th May igij 

GEORGE HORNE— Clunie Street, Banff 

ist Gordon Highlanders 
Killed in Action — 14th June igiy 

JOHN ROBB— 34 Carmelite Street, Banff 

Canadian Forces 
Killed in Action — 28th June igiy 

WILLIAM CORMACK— 73 St Catherine Street, Banff 

Mine Sweeper 
Lost at Sea — yth July igij 

GEORGE S. PIRIE— Castle Street, Banff 
Captain, R.A.M.C. 

Killed in Action — 24th July igi*j 

JACK INGRAM— 4 St Catherine Street, Banff 

Gordon Highlanders 

Killed in Action — 31st July igiy 

JAMES FALCONER— 16 Fife Street, Banff 

Gordon Highlanders 
Killed in Action — 31st July igiy 



JAMES H. SHERIFFS— Back Path, Banff 

Captain, H.M.S. War Patrol 
Mined — ioth August igiy 

ALEXANDER DUNCAN— 43 Gallowhill Street, Banff 

Canadian Contingent 
Killed in Action — 16th August igiy 

JOHN DUNCAN— 79 Castle Street, Banff 

ist Gordon Highlanders 

Killed in Action — 22nd August 1Q17 

GEORGE P. SIMPSON— Boyndie Crossing, Ladysbridge 

S.S. "St Ronald" 
Lost at Sea — igth September igiy 

DAVID WHYTE— 46 St Catherine Street, Banff 

4th Gordon Highlanders 
Killed in Action — 20th September igiy 

FREDERICK PENNIE— High Street, Banff 

Australian Forces 
Killed in Action — 26th September igij 

JAMES GARDINER— Dounepark, Banff 

Gordon Highlanders 
Killed in Action — 26th September igij 

GEORGE C. ALLAN— Mains of Baldavie, Boyndie 

Royal Field Artillery 
Killed in Action — 4th October igij 

CHARLES KIDD— Victoria Place, Banff 

Royal Field Artillery 
Died of Wounds — gth October igij 

JAMES MAIR— South Pringle Street, Buckie 

Royal Naval Reserve T 
Died — ioth October igij 



WILLIAM HOPE— St Catherine Street, Banff 

Canadian Forces 
Died of Wounds — 30th October igij 

WILLIAM MITCHELL— 13 Wright's Close, Banff 

ioth Gordon Highlanders 
Missing (presumed Killed) — 26th October igij 

WILLIAM AITKEN— 3 Victoria Place, Banff 

Canadian Forces 
Died of Wounds — 4th November igiy 

WILLIAM JOHNSTON— Kingswell Lane, Banff 

Royal Scots Fusiliers 
Drowned — 30th December igij 

FITZ=JAMES S. FERGUSSON— Old Castle Gate, Banff 

2nd Lieut., Rifle Brigade 
Killed in Action — 22nd March igi8 

OLIVER CARNIE— Longmanhill, Gamrie 

Gordon Highlanders 
Killed in Action — 2gth March igi8 

JAMES M'INTOSH— 29 Fife Street, Banff 

Australian Forces 
Killed — March igi8 

JAMES SHEPHERD— 77 Castle Street, Banff 

Royal Field Artillery 
Killed in Action — 2gth March igi8 

WILLIAM P. SCOTT— 49 High Shore, Banff 

Gordon Highlanders 
Killed in Action — 21st March igi8 

WILLIAM J. GIBSON— Old Market Place, Banff 

Cheshire Regiment 
(Presumed) Killed — 2ist~3oth March igi8 



CHARLES M. ALLAN— Gardiner's Brae, Banff 

Machine Gun Corps 

Missing (presumed Killed)— 21st March 191S 

JOHN GAVIN— Inverboyndie, Banff 

New Zealand Forces 
Died in Hospital — 6th May igiS 

HUGH STEPHEN— Reid Street, Banff 

Royal Engineers 
Died in Hospital — 13th May igiS 

EDWARD REID— Bryvard, Banff 

Seaforth Highlanders 

Killed in Action — 30th May igi8 

DONALD C. COOPER— Tarnash House, Keith 

Lieut., 6th Gordon Highlanders 

Killed in Action — 23rd July igiS 

JOHN C. JOHNSTON— Kingswell Lane, Banff 

Gordon Highlanders 

Killed in Action — 28th August igiS 

JAMES MUNRO— 5 Ciunie Street, Banff 

Gordon Highlanders 

Killed in Action — 23rd August igi8 

ANDREW MAIR— 25 Gallowhill Street, Banff 

Canadian Forces 
Killed in Action — nth August igiS 

WILLIAM DEY— 5 Ciunie Street, Banff 

3rd Canadian Infantry Battalion 
Died of Wotmds — 30th August igiS 

WILLIAM CAMPBELL— Low Street, Banff 

Killed in Action— 12th September igiS 



ROBERT STEWART— 14 Bridge Street, Banff 

Scots Guards 
Killed in Action — 27th September igiS 

FRANCIS W. G. SELLAR— Path House, Banff 

Royal Garrison Artillery 

Killed in Action — 8th October igiS 

JAMES LESLIE— 30 High Shore, Banff 

H.M. Transport 
Died at Sea — 13th October igiS 

RONALD A. R. CLARK— Douglas, Isle of Man 

Lieut., Royal Air Force 

Killed while Flying — igth October igi8 

JOHN SLATER— 2 Fountain Street, Banff 

Royal Naval Reserve T 

Killed at Sea — 2gth October igiS 

ROBERT CLARK— Wright's Close, Banff 

2ND K.O.S.B. 

Gassed — nth October igiS 

JAMES MILNE— Duncan Street, Banff 

Royal Army Medical Corps 
Died in Hospital — iSth November igi8 

BRUCE M. BRANDER— Duff House Gardens 

Captain, R.A.M.C. 

Died on Service — 30th November igiS 

ARTHUR SMITH— 47 St Catherine Street, Banff 

Royal Naval Reserve 
Died in Hospital — 2jth January igig 

ROBERT GIBBS SHEARER— Path House, Banff 

Royal Fusiliers 
Died in Hospital — iyth February igig 



Ilth NOV. 1918. 



"Armistice signed." Our lips pronounced the words, 

While yet our inmost hearts could scarce believe 
That din of war had ceased, that German hordes 

No longer could their boastful threats achieve. 
Rejoice, exult, that after years of strife 

And world-wide bloodshed, right has conquered might, 
That peace once more has come to sweeten life, 

And from a war-worn earth has banished night. 
But ah, to win this end a price was paid, 

Paid by the noblest, bravest of the land ; 
For fathers, brothers, sons all-valiant stayed 

With their own life-blood, the opposing band. 

Then nations midst your joy be this your thought, 
To worthy be of freedom dearly bought. 

Ruby Dawson, 
Pupil of Banff Academy. 



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